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5 from 8 votes

Homemade Angel Food Cake

Homemade Angel Food Cake, an easy delicious made from scratch cake recipe. Best with a simple whipped cream filling and fruits and berries.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: angel food cake, blueberry dessert, Fast and Easy Frozen Strawberry Dessert
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 cup flour (130 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided (250 grams)
  • 8 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

TOPPING

  • 1 1/4 cups cream (whipping or whole) (300 grams)
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone (112.5 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered/icing sugar
  • 2-3 cups berries of choice (200-300 grams) more if desired

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350° (175° celisius).

FOR THE CAKE

  • In a medium bowl sift together the flour, salt and 1/4 cup sugar 3 times.
  • In a large bowl beat the egg whites, lemon juice and vanilla on medium speed until soft peaks form, gradually add the 1 cup sugar (a little at a time), continue beating until stiff peaks form (don't over beat).
  • Fold in the flour (a quarter cup at a time), gently fold until combined (do not over fold). Spoon into ungreased 9 inch tube pan. Gently cut through batter with a metal knife to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan upside down. Remove from the pan (you will need to carefully run your knife around the edges to help release the cake) slice the cake in two layers, spread half the topping on one layer, add some berries, top with second layer and spread with remaining topping and berries or desired fruit. Enjoy!

FOR THE TOPPING

  • In a medium bowl beat together the cream, mascarpone and icing sugar (be sure to sift the icing sugar into the bowl to eliminate any lumps), beat until thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.6mg